This week, the District of Columbia has been bereaved of the following individuals through homicide:
- July 29 600 block of 46th Place, SE.
3 year-old Ms. Dalis Cox, of Southeast.
(Preliminary: another child may have accidentally discharged the firearm.)
- July 30, 2015 3300 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.
24-year-old Derrick Black of Northwest, D.C.
- August 1 46th Place and G Street, Southeast.
22-year-old Michael Toland of Northeast.
- August 1 1300 block of Savannah Street, Southeast
18-year-old Shaun Simmons of Southeast.
- August 2 800 block of 18th Street, Northeast.
34 year-old William Burke, Jr. of Northeast.
- Update Note: The victim of July 27 stabbing in 400 Block of E Street, Northeast,
whose identity was initially withheld pending next of kin notification, is Antonio Austin.
We are still in the 30-day period of mourning for these individuals, lost to homicide:
- June 29 Unit block of Galveston Place, Southwest
25 year-old Rodney Delonte Davis, of Manassas, Virginia.
- July 4 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.
24-year-old Kevin Joseph Sutherland of Northeast, Washington, DC.
- July 4 2600 block of Douglas Place, Southeast.
23-year-old Dwayne Gene Dillard of Southeast, Washington, DC.
- July 5 2300 block of Green Street, Southeast.
24-year-old John Jones of Southeast, Washington, DC.
- July 5/6 unit block of New York Avenue, Northwest.
52-year-old Thomas Harris of Alexandria, VA, succumbed 7/6 after 7/5 assault
- July 8, 2015 45th Street and Ponds Street, Northeast
24-year-old William Clemments Herndon of Southeast, Washington DC.
- July 12, 900 block of 3rd Street, Northeast
36-year-old Timothy Bing of Northeast, Washington, D.C.
- July 17 600 block of Edgewood Street, Northeast
18-year-old Bryan Perkins of Northeast, Washington, DC.
- July 18 1300 block of Riggs Street, Northwest.
33-year-old Charles Douglas of District Heights, Maryland.
- July 18 3400 block of 13th Place, Southeast.
25-year-old Wesley West of Southeast, Washington, DC.
- July 23 100 block of Darrington Street, Southwest
25-year-old Isiah Ageyekum of Southwest
- July 25 2700 Block of Langston Place, Southeast.
23-year-old Antonio McCallister of Southeast.
- July 27 1300 Block of First Street, Southwest.
47-year-old Jerome Diggs of Southwest.
- July 27 400 Block of E Street, Northeast.
Antonio Austin (victim’s identity previously withheld)
- July 28 2300 block of Ainger Place, Southeast.
31-year-old Melvin Williams of Southeast.
#SayThisName for each person lost.
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Data are taken from DC’s Metropolitan Police Department notices. (See “About” for a little more.)
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